Marching forward (one) The city of Hamilton has launched its latest participatory budgeting initiative and made strides to make it accessible to McMaster students
Mar29

Marching forward (one) The city of Hamilton has launched its latest participatory budgeting initiative and made strides to make it accessible to McMaster students

By: Donna Nadeem Students may have a say in how the municipal budget is spent, with the latest participatory budgeting initiative. Forward One is a municipal project where citizens of Ward 1 may vote for a new project to invest money in. Ward 1 was the first Hamilton region to adopt this method of a participatory budgeting to help engage community members in government decisions that directly impacts their lives. Every year, residents...

Getting students in voting booths OUSA and the MSU are making efforts to ensure students vote in the upcoming elections
Mar22

Getting students in voting booths OUSA and the MSU are making efforts to ensure students vote in the upcoming elections

By: Jackie McNeill The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance recently launched its OUSA Votes campaign to promote student voting in the upcoming provincial and municipal elections. For past elections the McMaster Student Union has run a Mac Votes campaign, but this year they are partnering with OUSA and its seven other member schools to get students across Ontario to pledge to vote in the June provincial election. MSU vice president...

Celebrating black excellence The inaugural award ceremony highlights the successes of black McMaster students
Mar22

Celebrating black excellence The inaugural award ceremony highlights the successes of black McMaster students

By: Jana Getty On March 12, MacAfricans, in association with the President’s Advisory Committee to Building an Inclusive Community and McMaster Students Union President Chukky Ibe, hosted the first inaugural Maroon in Black formal. Maroon in Black aimed to “create a space to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of black students, faculty, alumni, and staff” according to MacAfricans Co-President Sara Mustafa. The event issued...

Commonalities of faith in the student body The SRA approves the Interfaith Council
Mar08

Commonalities of faith in the student body The SRA approves the Interfaith Council

By: Emile Shen The McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly recently approved the operating policy for the Interfaith Council on Feb. 25, 2018. The Interfaith Council, however, has been holding meetings since July 2017 and under the leadership of Sabra Salim, SRA member (Science) and Max Lightstone, former SRA member (Engineering), writing the operating policy and making long-term plans since Nov. 2017. The...

Zero-tolerance policies and practices in  elementary and secondary schools Campus activists and community members are working to prevent discrimination in Hamilton schools
Feb15

Zero-tolerance policies and practices in elementary and secondary schools Campus activists and community members are working to prevent discrimination in Hamilton schools

On Feb. 6, an activist group called HWDSB Kids Need Help facilitated a meeting at Sir John A.MacDonald Secondary School. This offered community members an opportunity to discuss their experiences of discriminatory treatment by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and its constituent schools and staff. The group came together after an incident at a Hamilton high school that involved police and a child with autism. The incident...